HeadSpin Announces $60M Series C Round at a $1.16 Billion Valuation and Adds Nikesh Arora as Chairman of the Board

HeadSpin, the company that ensures flawless connected experiences enabled by web, mobile, IoT and 5G, today announced a $60 million Series C funding round led by Dell Technologies Capital and ICONIQ Capital with participation from institutional investors Tiger Global Management, Kearny Jackson, and Alpha Square Group.


Uber, Bolt drivers plan shutdown of ride-hailing services

Disgruntled local Uber and Bolt drivers threaten to go offline if their demands for a higher percentage split and safer working conditions are not met.


SA urged to promote gig economy as unemployment takes toll

Analysts believe the gig economy can alleviate the problem of joblessness in the country, which is at its highest rate since 2008.


Mike Lynch loses his autonomy

The Autonomy founder, who is fighting US fraud charges, was arrested in London as authorities pushed forward with his extradition.


Nuro’s self-driving vans to hit Texas streets

California-based Nuro is unleashing 5 000 driverless delivery vehicles on the streets of Houston, Texas.


FNB ‘aggressively’ repositions for platform-based future

The bank takes a page out of Spotify, as it aims to give each customer an experience tailored to their specific individual financial needs.


Is your business too ‘trusting’?

Businesses must assume that no user or device can be trusted and must always be verified when accessing the network, says Lukas van der Merwe, specialist sales executive: Security at T-Systems South Africa.


Tech giants extend lead as world’s top valued brands

Amazon for the first time breaks the $200 billion-value mark, topping the chart as the most valuable brand across the globe, with Google and Apple in second and third place.

Jan 23, 2020

Security app AURA gets additional R6m funding

Local venture capital firm HAVAÍC cements its relationship with security start-up AURA, with a follow-on investment of R6 million.

Jan 22, 2020

Silicon Valley’s Tim Draper invests millions in SA digital kitchen

The Silicon Valley billionaire pours millions into SA’s largest dark kitchen company SmartKitchenCo, positioning it for expansion.


5G SIM cards to enable crypto-currency payments by 2025

Crypto-currencies will transition into a new role, as 50% of unbanked smartphone owners turn to the currency for daily transactions.


CES 2020: Our pick of the top 10 cars

Every major car manufacturer was in Las Vegas this week showing off their EVs and hybrids.